All-New 2020 Peugeot 208 Arriving This Year With Pure-Electric Range-Topper
February 4, 2019  Dan Mihalascu 

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Peugeot aims to become the first carmaker to launch a mainstream supermini
available with gasoline, diesel and all-electric powertrains.

Yes, the all-new 208 promises to offer a comprehensive engine lineup when it
debuts at the Geneva Motor Show in March. We’ve already seen spy shots of
the regular 208 and the 208 GTi hot hatch but this is the first time the
all-electric Peugeot 208 came out to play.

Spied during cold weather testing, the 2020 Peugeot 208 EV looks identical
with previous ICE-powered prototypes. However, our photographers say it
didn’t emit any noises as it drove. We’ll have to take their word for it
because the dizzying camouflage is very effective at hiding the bodywork —
including the charging port.

Another hint at this being an all-electric version [
] is the lack of rear bumper cutouts for the tailpipes, although that’s not
a very strong argument given that regular 2020 Peugeot 208 prototypes also
lack visible exhausts.
Styling influences from the 308 and 508

On the outside, it’s pretty clear that the all-new 208 draws inspiration
from the larger 308 when it comes to the proportions as well as the Peugeot
508 with regard to the design of the headlights and taillights.

Inside, the next 208 will see a massive overhaul inspired by the latest
Peugeots. The supermini will get a tech influx consisting of new
infotainment, connectivity, and driver assist systems — rumor has it the 208
will become one of the first small cars to offer semi-autonomous driving

EV model to offer a driving range of around 300 km (186 miles)

Much like the DS 3 Crossback small crossover and the upcoming Opel/Vauxhall
Corsa, the second-generation Peugeot 208 will use PSA’s Common Modular
Platform (CMP), including its e-CMP all-electric iteration.

The benefits of switching to CMP architecture include better packaging and a
roomier interior, as well as the possibility to accommodate a wider range of
powertrains. Since the 2020 Peugeot 208 has been designed from the outset to
feature an electric motor, the EV will require minimal changes over ICE
versions. Most importantly, the battery pack won’t take up any additional
space in the cabin.

For now, Peugeot keeps specs under wraps but it is understood that the 208
EV will offer a driving range of over 300 km (186 miles) — just like the DS
3 Crossback E-Tense. Expect the electric 208 to arrive shortly after the
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